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Ricciardo frustrated by qualifying: I feel like there was more

Daniel Ricciardo appeared to have a decent day in qualifying for the 2021 F1 British Grand Prix, finishing in P7 and only narrowly behind teammate Lando Norris. But the Australian admits he wasn't entirely happy with the result.

Daniel Ricciardo admits he was frustrated after finishing in P7 during qualifying for the British Grand Prix. Whilst the outcome appeared to be an improvement for the Australian after some difficult weekends this season - particularly in terms of the gap to teammate Lando Norris, who was only narrowly ahead in P6 - Ricciardo was left feeling like he could have achieved more. "I mean overall definitely a better day," the McLaren driver told Sky Sports F1. "It was better. "I'm a litte frustrated because I feel like there was a little bit more. I think we had a bit more in the last run, and looking at the times I think Charles [Leclerc] was maybe half a tenth in front in P4 from memory, so I feel like honestly that was achievable. "Looking at the last few qualifyings for sure, everyone will be like, 'Oh this is a lot better', and it is, but maybe that's why I'm more frustrated because I feel like there was even more today. So I'm somewhat in the middle at the moment." The results from Friday's qualifying will determine the starting order for Saturday's Sprint Qualifying, and Ricciardo has so far enjoyed the slightly different weekend format including having only one practice session on a Friday. "Today I've really enjoyed it," the 32-year-old said. "I actually really liked [having] just one practice, straight into qualy. "We had it a few times last year in Imola and I think Nurburgring because of weather and whatever, and it was cool. It kind of just makes you get on with it. "Who knows what tomorrow is like with the practice then the Sprint Qualifying, but so far so good." Ricciardo is currently in eighth place in the Drivers' Standings on 40 points, whilst teammate Norris is in fourth on 101 points. In terms of the Constructors' Championship, McLaren are leading Ferrari in the battle for third.

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